A couple of years ago I had a minor skirmish on a sidewalk while running. An older black gent and I coming at each other on a narrow sidewalk started playing that avoidance-dance card. You know the one, right? First one way, then the other and if the cosmos shines on you, maybe a third time – which it did on this occasion. At the zenith of our near collision, in frustration the good fellow barked, “MOVE girl, GO!” And like a tigerfish, I was hooked – for the rest of my run that phrase ticker-taped my front cortex and it became my favorite what-happened-while-running anecdote.
From that moment on the glimmer of the idea behind this website spun itself a fine web across my heart. MoveGirlGO.com is a multi-contributor platform where my fellow writers and I will focus on a topic a week, each of us coming at the subject from differing angles. I favor the oblique angle, and you?
Our main focus above all the other fun stuff we’ll delve into, will be, what does it take to get you moving? Like my sidewalk-dance of going nowheres, what is holding you back?
And I think by sharing the best of ourselves, especially the struggles of keeping motivated – I think we might just get you inspired to lace up those tennies and go out into the world.
We all have experience of those really lovely times in life when nothing goes right, your motivation is in a black-hole, and the siren song of junk food is at a deafening blast. I’m in the process, as are many (you too?) of trying to break bad habits, and yes – that means avoiding entire aisles in the grocery store.
For me this site is going to be a place to write about what gets me going, what moves me forward, and helps bring about good moments of, “Hey, I nailed that landing like Mary Lou Retton!”
And you bet I’ll be sharing the best of my motivational tools as will all the other fine contributor peeps.
Please continue to stop back to take note of our adventures – give us long enough and we’ll grow on you! Much love & now, get movin’.